How to make a claim when you have had an accident at work
Accidents in the workplace are very common and should be taken seriously. Employers have a duty to make sure that their employees are safe at all times whilst at work. Even if your injury is minor, it is important to make a claim to help prevent future accidents occurring. Often employers will not take action until a claim is made and their insurance company are involved. All our staff at Bakers Solicitors are aware of the difficulties associated with claiming against an employer and will be able to assist you.
If you have been injured whilst at work then you may be entitled to compensation.
Our friendly personal injury experts are waiting to assist you.
If you have had an accident at work:
- You should seek medical attention immediately. If you are treated by a first aider, follow this up by attending the local hospital or your GP. Your medical records will be an important part of your claim. Failing to seek medical attention may worsen your injuries and slow your recovery.
- Report your accident to your employer or supervisor and make a note of their name and position. It is also advisable that you note the date and time that this was done.
- Complete an accident report form. Often your employer will complete this so check the details are correct before you sign the document and if possible take a copy. Alternatively ensure the accident is noted in the firm’s accident book.
- Did anyone see your accident? Obtain the name, address and contact details for any witnesses.
- If possible take photographs of the scene of the accident.
- Also obtain photographs of your injuries. They will form part of your evidence in your claim.
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